|Podcast 6.6: Approaches to Studying Ethnic Associations and Identities - Philip A. Harland|
Here I discuss concepts of identity, assimilation, and other sociological and anthropological tools for studying immigrant groups or ethnic associations in the ancient context, preparing the way for an investigation of Phoenician, Judean, and other immigrant groups or cultural minorities. This is part of series 6 (Associations in the Greco-Roman World) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: associations; christianity; judaism; immigrants; identity; ethnicity; ethnic groups; roman empire; sociology; anthropology
|Podcast 6.13: Cultural Minority Associations and Ethnic Stereotypes, part 1 - Philip A. Harland|
This and the following episode explore ethnic stereotypes as they impacted associations of Judeans and Jesus-followers, placing these groups within the context of ethnic rivalries. In this episode, I discuss common negative stereotypes about Judeans found within writings of the elites, particularly the Roman Tacitus and the Greek Egyptian Apion.
Keywords: Jews; Judeans; ethnic rivalry; Judaism; identity; stereotypes; sociology
|Podcast 6.12: Jesus Groups as Associations and Cultural Minorities, part 2 - Philip A. Harland|
Here I continue to discuss groups of Jesus followers in Asia Minor with case studies of 1 Peter and Revelation (John's Apocalypse), focussing on both indications of identity construction or maintenance and signs of assimilation or acculturation.
Keywords: 1 Peter; new testament; early christianity; acculturation; assimilation; identity